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Beckmann Volmer breaks ground in Osceola

by Arkansas Online | September 13, 2011 at 11:59 a.m.

— Beckmann Volmer officially broke ground Tuesday on a new facility in Oceola where the steel components company will hire around 300 people.

Beckmann Volmer is a supplier to Nordex, which has several wind-energy facilities, including one in Jonesboro.

Gov. Mike Beebe joined co-owner Bernd Volmer and vice president Thomas Grigoleit at the groundbreaking ceremony, according to a news release from the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.

Employees at the facility in Osceola will reportedly produce turbine main frames, described as the structural backbone of the turbine.

The company chose Osceola because of the area’s dedicated workforce, transportation costs, and pro-business environment, according to the news release.

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